A Meaningful Purpose — Midweek Message
by Abiding Love
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds in the sky and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
A Meaningful Purpose
Why am I here? More than one person has reached a certain point in life when they asked themselves that question. Perhaps the new job isn’t working out the way you wanted it to. School can be so challenging that the same question may come up. What about when you find yourself among a group of people with whom you really don’t have anything in common? “Why am I here?” you may silently ask yourself.Throughout the generations, people have asked themselves the same question when it comes to not only where they live; but why they were born in the first place. Wonderings of this sort have led some people to believe in fate—that is all a matter of chance. But isn’t there something more certain than that? The Bible tells us that we have been placed here by a perfect and loving God. He made us exactly what we are and gives us every good thing we receive in this life. This God is wise enough to create us, loving enough to rescue us from the punishment our misdeeds deserve. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are not creatures of fate tossed to and fro. God has a meaningful purpose for you—to praise him and live for him in thanks for all he has given and done for you. That is why you are here!
Heavenly Father, move my lips to praise you and my heart to trust in you all my days. Amen.
Staff Minister Ben Mahnke
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